Social networking websites are a relatively new and wildly popular form of technology. While millions of users have adopted this technology, it is not currently known whether these users have any commonalities or whether these users represent a certain personality type. This study investigates the impact of the Big Five personality variables on the acceptance of social networking technology. Because the Technology Acceptance Model and the Unified Theory of the Acceptance and Use of Technology assume the technology in question is used for productivity gains, a new model framework will be used, specifically created for the acceptance of hedonic information systems.
Rosen, Peter A. and Kluemper, Donald H., "The Impact of the Big Five Personality Traits on the Acceptance of Social Networking Website" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 274.